Former Tottenham Hotspur star Rafael van Der Vaart suggested that Spurs should sign Chelsea attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech.
Ziyech has struggled to establish himself as a regular at Stamford Bridge since arriving from Ajax in the January window of 2020. He has played 50 Premier League games for the Blues so far, registering six goals and six assists.
The Morocco international helped the London outfit claim one UEFA Champions League trophy, among other honours. He was part of the 2020-21’s FA Cup Team of the Season.
Rafael van der Vaart makes a big claim about Hakim Ziyech
Former Dutch international Rafael van der Vaart believes that Tottenham Hotspur could lift the Premier League title if they sign Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea.
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Speaking to Ziggo Sports (h/t Sportskeeda), he said: “Hakim Ziyech has to join Tottenham. If Tottenham get Hakim Ziyech, they could win the Premier League. I am serious.”
Tottenham Hotspur have started the current season brilliantly, winning eight of their opening 13 games in the league. They currently sit third in the Premier League table, five points behind leaders Real Madrid. Antonio Conte could look to bring in reinforcements to his squad in January to strengthen the Spurs’ title bid.
Meanwhile, Rafael van der Vaart spent two seasons with Tottenham between 2010 and 2012. He has played 63 Premier League games for the London outfit, scoring 24 goals. The Dutchman won the Premier League Player of the Month accolade in October 2010.
Tottenham interested in N’Golo Kante
N’Golo Kante is another Chelsea player Tottenham have shown interest in signing in recent weeks. The Frenchman is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and could leave on a Bosman deal at the end of the season. However, the Spurs will face competition from Barcelona for his signature, who have also shown interest in signing the Chelsea midfielder recently.
Kante is among the most talented midfielders of his generation. He joined the Blues from Leicester City in the summer window of 2016. The Frenchman has played 262 games (in all competitions) for the Blues so far, registering 13 goals and 15 assists.
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The 31-year-old midfielder helped Chelsea claim one Premier League title and one UEFA Champions League trophy. He won the 2016-17’s Premier League Player of the Season accolade and was included in the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season 2021-22.